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Server - Cast Consistency and Completeness from Episodes

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ginjaninja

When looking at cast of an episode, some clients aggregate the main show cast and the episode cast and some dont,

MBC i thinks aggregates but does  not show writer/directors.

mbt shows episode crew including writers and directors, not show crew.

 

Often it is not possible to use the cast interface provided by client to find other content by the cast member (because they are not present on the episode cast list but the show cast list which the client doesnt expose eg Samsung)..

 

If the server api provided a consistent call to return a list of all deduplicated person/role pairs from the episode and the show then that might help ensure consistency across all clients.

 

Eg the call might return person/role pairs eg Lena Dunham as Hanna, Actor2 as PartA, Actor3 as Part B, Lena Dunham as Writer, Lena Dunham as Director

..so the user can see the nuances..even though further drill down might loose the role specificity (and return all content by the person, grouped by role (actor, writer,director, composer,artist) or media type (tv, audio,movie,,,))

 

thanks for considering...

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android turns out..only shows shows cast and crew and not episode cast and crew...

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